Pharmacy Services

pharmacy searchable CenCal Health Pharmacy Services provides a comprehensive pharmacy benefit that includes formulary management, a robust pharmacy network, and quality customer service. Our pharmacy network spans both Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties providing our members with convenient pharmacy locations.

Pharmacy Benefit Manager

CenCal Health has contracted with MedImpact as its Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) to assist in the administration of our pharmacy benefit.

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MedImpact provides: 

  • Claims processing
  • Pharmacy network management
  • Prior authorizations
  • Customer service
  • Drug utilization management services

CenCal Health Pharmacy Team shall oversee MedImpact’s administrative and daily operational role. To contact MedImpact, call: (800) 788-2949.

Our Promise: Our Pharmacy Team is committed to providing consistent, compassionate, local support.

Medi-Cal RX 2021

**Medi-Cal Rx Transition has been delayed by DHCS until further notice. 

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is delaying the planned Go-Live date of April 1, 2021, for Medi-Cal Rx. 

DHCS anticipates providing further information in May. Please note that DHCS will be working to update and/or remove, as applicable, provider guidance and associated Medi-Cal Rx provider bulletins/Newsflash articles in the coming weeks to reflect this change. 

Please review the update from Medi-Cal Rx here for additional information. 

You may also want to visit the Medi-Cal Rx Communications page for any upcoming bulletins and news.




Flu-Synagis Season

Prepare for 2020-2021 Flu Season

The Flu Season is now upon us. The Pharmacy Flu Program can help your patients stay healthy this flu season. As part of the pharmacy benefits provided by CenCal Health and MedImpact, our members are eligible to receive the flu vaccine directly from a participating pharmacy in our network.  CenCal Health members may choose from a variety of participating pharmacy locations including drug stores, supermarkets, retailers and independent pharmacies. Members may contact their local pharmacy for vaccination hours and appointment requirements. If providers choose to administer the flu vaccine in their office, they can bill CenCal Heath.

If you have questions regarding the Pharmacy Flu Program, please contact the CenCal Health Pharmacy Services Department at (800) 421-2560 ext. 1080

Synagis® Pharmacy Update: RSV Season

CenCal Health would like to assist our members and providers in preparation for the upcoming RSV season. In conjunction with the Department of Health Care Services’ Children’s Medical Services Network, the Synagis® prophylaxis season will begin November 1, 2020, and run through March 31, 2021. Medical Request Forms (MRFs) will be accepted beginning October 15th  for initial administration beginning November 1st.   Synagis® is available from CenCal Health’s Specialty Pharmacy vendor, Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy.  Order forms can be obtained through the CenCal Health website at: or by contacting Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy directly at (877) 319-6337.


Formulary Updates

Physician Administered Drug Update: Preferred Biosimilars Effective 1/1/2021

Preferred Biosimilars

Physician Administered Drug Update: New Treatment Authorization Request (TAR) Requirements Effective 10/1/2020

Medical Pharmacy Benefit Physician Administered Drug Update

Formulary Updates

June-August 2020

June-July 2020

April-June 2020

January-February 2020